A CASE REPORT ON RARE ATROPHIC VARIANT OF DERMATOFIBROMA

Ruttala Sri Satya, Areti Sri Laxmi, Sappa Ramatulasi

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Dermatofibroma is a benign fibrohistiocytic tumor of unknown origin and has varied clinical and histological presentations. Atrophic dermatofibroma is a rare variant characterised by flat and depressible surface and is often misdiagnosed.                                CASE CHARACTERISTICS: A 52year old woman presented with dark depressed plaques with raised edges over right shoulder, left upper arm and right breast. Histopathological examination correlates with diagnosis of atrophic dermatofibroma.                                            CONCLUSION: We report this case to highlight the occurrence of atrophic variant of dermatofibromas multiple in number and also because of their large size.


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